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Arthritis and joint pain is a common and treatable condition. In addition, this can be achieved if you receive the advice and treatment options that are correct for you.
The foot and lower leg joints are prone to changes as we age. Changes can be due to various factors. Common joints that are affected include the knee joint, ankle and big toe joint.
We use our legs every single day and with time they maybe prone to wear and tear.
‘Arthritis’ is actually an umbrella term for many different inflammatory conditions that affect the joints. Also, this means there can be many different causes and symptoms.
Additionally, age, wear and tear, physical overuse, previous injury, systemic inflammatory conditions and infection of the joints are some of the common causes of arthritis.
See a podiatrist for tailored treatment options.
Correct diagnosis is crucial , to ensure the most suitable treatment is chosen for specific type of arthritis. In addition, the podiatrists at Cheltenham Podiatry have extensive experience in dealing with many different forms of arthritis. This allows for us to accurately formulate a solution that is tailored to your needs.
Knee, ankle and big toe joints are commonly affected. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis. In the knee joint trauma and or inflammation, can leads to ligaments damage, menisci damage and cartilage wear.. There is growing evidence to suggest that lateral foot wedges can reduce pain for knee arthritis at the inner side of the joint. This is achieved by redirecting forces away from the damaged area
Arthritic pain in the foot and lower limb joints can also be alleviated with orthotics. Big toe joint arthritis is otherwise known as “Hallux Limitus” , where there is limited upward flexion of the toe. Pain and inflammation here can be relieved with with carbon plates and rocker shoes.. This has been displayed in recent research.
In addition, Cheltenham Podiatry also uses the latest in biological therapies for more difficult cases, by reducing the internal inflammatory environment and strengthen weak ligaments.
Some of our specific therapies include:
These therapies are safe, effective and drug-free.
Where appropriate some injection therapies are performed at Cheltenham Podiatry under the guidance of ultrasound, with research confirming this provides better outcomes.
Cheltenham Podiatry strives to use treatments that go beyond regular anti-inflammatory medication. Instead, using safe, efficient and advanced methods that take advantage of the body’s natural healing process, as well as its ability to produce natural anti-inflammatory proteins into your joints.
Firstly, with the help of an expert podiatrist, arthritis and joint pain can be managed.
In addition, to make an appointment with a podiatrist, fill in our form below.
Alternatively, you can give us a call on 03 9583 3093.